[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Gzipping Interceptors

From: Jan Algermissen <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:59:21 +0200


Section 4.2.6 correctly says:

"Content encoding is the responsibility of the application. Application-supplied entity providers MAY per- form such encoding and manipulate the HTTP headers accordingly."

Section 6.3 then provides the gzip example for writer interceptors but does not set the corresponding HTTP header. It also does not modify the ETag header, should one be present.

The later I am currently checking up on, but I am currently quite convinced the Etag should be modified to achieve correct cache behavior.

Bothe (or at least the former) cases should IMHO be shown or at least noted as a comment, e.g. // ...adjust Content-Encoding and ETag response headers.

As it stands the example can be quite misleading to developers without deep interest in HTTP mechanics (that is almost all developers).